Hulu Goes Paid: $9.95 monthly for unlimited video contentAdded: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
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Free Hulu service will offer only five TV episodes for free. Those who want more “comprehensive” collection, will need to pay almost $10 per month.
Hulu, famous commercial-supported online video service, has earned less than expected by content providers. While during the last half year Hulu received about $100 million of revenue from advertisement, this was not enough for its content delivering partners who are used to bigger profitability.
The latest news from Hulu say that the company has prepared the solution of how to increase its profit. The ‘Hulu Plus’ subscription offers watching additional TV episodes for $9.95 monthly cost. Also the choice of available video content will become more comprehensive.
The usual subscription provides ability to watch five TV shows episodes. If user wants to watch more, he will need to pay for Hulu Plus subscription.
Free access to newspapers and music content has brought big losses to the media industry. That is why TV producers are concerned about the same effect in TV entertainment sphere. Lots of users already use free online video services instead of watching TV and paying for broadcasting. This brings a big loss to media companies. That is why TV authorities what to get worthy return for using their products in free online offers.
The same thoughts were announced by Chase Carey, the vice-chairman of News Corp., in his statement last October. He insisted that it is reasonable for online TV services to pay for using video content. “Free distribution of the content is very difficult way to return its value. Hulu needs to implement rational subscription policy heeding the wishes of content creators”.
The TV companies use TV broadcasters and cable TV providers to distribute their content and gain profits. While Hulu offers the content almost for free, as there is much less advertisement than on TV, it is almost unprofitable to share TV episodes through Hulu service.
Hulu itself has huge facilities for being interesting online vide-streaming partner, as it is the second most popular service in the US after YouTube. That is why Hulu Plus promises to be a helpful campaign. However paid subscription contradicts the traditional Hulu strategy that offered free video episodes in exchange for watching little ads. Asking $10 monthly will probably scare away lots of customers that can only worsen the situation.
April 27th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
|posted by (2010-04-27 15:45:40)|
|Looters anyways thanks for the read as usual SaM|
|posted by (2010-04-27 18:46:42)|
|Sidereel /divxden was better anyways no commercials on their sites just pop ups which are easily closed out.|
|ET got all the tv shows I need lol dangit I liked hulu too|
|posted by (2010-04-28 08:02:35)|
|if the 9.95 includes all episodes from previous seasons then I would gladly pay. but if they mean say the previous 10, or just that season then no way. Netflix would take care of that instead. the only downside is live sports streaming. i want to watch nfl games but ill be damned if i get direct tv and pay over $300 just to watch 16 games or less. thats beer money wasted!|
|damn it,the profit they made was more trhan enough,they should learn a lesson those greedy bastards,there are many free content around the web ,sites that provide the exact same content that hulu does and even more for free,I just hope that everyone finds it for free,and the advertisers that give that huge ammount of money to hulu start giving their money to the free content providers ( I will make no advertisement to any site ,but I know a few ,and they are very easy to find ;) )and ofc I agree with arcane ET has everything I need too :)|
|posted by (2010-04-29 04:49:05)|
|what "latest news"? I googled it and found nothing, no press release, no other site confirming this. Where is this information coming from? There's been constant rumors since June 2009 that they're going to start charging but nothing confirmed, no word from Hulu themselves.|
|WTF! not cool||
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